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227 Reviews


Armz Motors

London, 15 years of experience

16th March 2017
“Ahmet was superb. Very friendly and professional. Definitely using these guys again.”


Lexus RX • Front shock absorbers (pair) replacement

3rd April 2016
“Great mechanic. Would definitely use this again.”


Vauxhall/Opel Corsa-C • Car Won't Start Inspection


56 Reviews


11th March 2017
“James was great, communicative and efficient. Really pleased. ”


Volkswagen Polo • Rear shock absorbers (pair) replacement

5th October 2016
“James was punctual, friendly and knowledgeable. Work was great and he took the time to show me the replaced parts.”


Chrysler PT Cruiser • Full Service


156 Reviews


Mainly Brakes

Edinburgh, 10 years of experience

9th March 2017
“Dale was great chatted and gave advice on other aspects of my vehicle.
Carried out the work quickly as per arrangement.
Will use them again.”


Audi A5 Coupe/Cabriolet • Rear shock absorbers (pair) replacement

16th February 2017
“Very happy with work carried out..”


Toyota Aygo • Indicator switch replacement

Wrench hand blue

21 Reviews


7th March 2017
“Danny was amazing, polite and informative. I will use him again for my next servicing or repairs.


Audi A5 Sportback • Front shock absorbers (pair) replacement

30th March 2016
“Fantastic service and wonderfully convenient coming to my home instead of having to go to a garage!! Mechanic was polite, helpful and punctual and did a super job! Thank you!! ”


Peugeot 206 CC • Starter motor replacement

Wrench hand blue

43 Reviews


9th February 2017
“Marcos took no time to confirm what the issue was with the suspension. He let me know how the work was progressing and tidied up cleanly before leaving. A great service. ClickMechanic is so much easier than finding time for a garage visit.”


Ford Fiesta • Front shock absorbers (pair) replacement

11th October 2016
“Marco is a great guy”


Audi A3 • Interim Service

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How much does a Shock Absorber replacement cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2007 Fiat Doblo Franchise Dealer Est.£143 - £176 Independent Garage Est.£94 - £121 ClickMechanic Est.£93 - £120 Saving33%
Car2010 Hyundai i30 Franchise Dealer Est.£210 - £232 Independent Garage Est.£147 - £162 ClickMechanic Est.£146 - £161 Saving30%
Car2002 Volvo S60 Franchise Dealer Est.£329 - £363 Independent Garage Est.£164 - £192 ClickMechanic Est.£162 - £190 Saving49%
Car2012 Citroen C4 II Franchise Dealer Est.£227 - £251 Independent Garage Est.£137 - £152 ClickMechanic Est.£136 - £150 Saving40%
Car2002 Toyota Avensis Franchise Dealer Est.£254 - £290 Independent Garage Est.£155 - £178 ClickMechanic Est.£153 - £176 Saving39%

Want to learn more about Shock Absorber replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a Shock Absorber do?

The shock absorber is a component of the suspension system that evens out the irregularities of the road surface the car navigates. It is mounted on one side to the car's chassis or body and on the other to one of the wheel's wishbones.

Essentially, the shock absorber consists of a tube filled with gas or oil that is compressed by a piston. It essentially dissipates the kinetic energy generated by the road.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Shock Absorber?

  • When the car bounces on excessively after driving over a hump or similar.
  • When the car feels unstable going through corners or rough services.
  • When the impact of navigating over humps is harder than normal.
  • When there is a puddle of oil-like fluid underneath the car near a wheel.
  • When the tyres lose touch with the ground after a shock absorption.

When should you consider a Shock Absorber replacement?

Over time, a shock absorber's condition can deteriorate due to the fact that it is in constant use when the car is driven. Eventually, it can be that fluid or gas starts to leak out of the shock absorber which can, for example, be due to a leaking valve inside. A bad shock absorber will cause an unstable ride, through corners.

Equally, it can be that the car rocks excessively when going over humps or when stopping the car, bouncing for a prolonged period after the actual shock absorption.

Issues with the shock absorbers that are not addressed can lead to a variety of other, more expensive, issues; among which is excessive tyre wear. It is therefore important to address issues with the shock absorber timely and professionally to ensure an optimal ride and prevent further damage.

Should you experience problems with a shock absorber then it is advisable to have the system inspected and, if necessary, have the bad shock absorber replaced. Always service the shock absorbers as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Shock Absorber replacement?

  • The mechanic will test drive the car to establish the possible cause of the problem.
  • The mechanic will inspect the suspension system and shock absorbers in detail.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the worn or broken shock absorber.
  • The mechanic will advise if other components need to be replaced.
  • The mechanic will check the suspension again and test drive the car.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make adjustments.

How much does a Shock Absorber Replacement cost?

The cost of a shock absorber replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your shock absorber replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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